CM Punk Has Been Released By AEW

Hamish Woodward

AEW have announced the release of former AEW Champion CM Punk, following an altercation with Jack Perry during AEW All In London.

They released a statement today on 2/9/23, one day before AEW All Out is due to take place in his hometown of Chicago.

You can read the press release below.


All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has terminated the wrestler and employment agreements between Phillip Brooks (CM Punk) and AEW with cause, effective immediately. The termination was confirmed today by Tony Khan, CEO, General Manager and Head of Creative of AEW.

The termination follows a weeklong internal investigation of an incident occurring backstage at AEW — All In London on Sunday, August 27. Following the investigation, the AEW Discipline Committee met and later convened with outside legal counsel before making a unanimous recommendation to Khan that CM Punk be terminated with cause.”

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